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Luke's 1200 Coupe

Postby luke » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:59 am

Anybody in chch want to lend several hands? after akaroa i will be stripping out the car ready for rust repairs, the only thing i lack is..... knowledge and organisation.

And also the means (apart from cash) to do decent rust killing, welding and all the rest etc.

For someone in the know who lives in christchurch either post here or talk to me if the car lasts/makes it to nationals.

i have the garage to do it.... and i will hopefully be getting it sandblasted etc once its all a happening thing.

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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby Bartman » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:21 am

Be very wary of sandblasting.
It can distort the panels something awful. Plus it get everywhere, and your car could leach sand forever.
You can get a decent result with an angle grinder and some elbow grease. Although if you want tpo bare metal the car, you might want to consider soda blasting.
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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby TWZTID » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:27 am

Sand blasters wont touch the roof incase of warping.
Ive used paint strippers, the funny plastic looking stuff, about $18-$20 a disc just to take the bog & paint off.
Im looking to sand blast parts I cant get into with the grinder, if your interested when I hear from this guy at the ol'mans work I can see if he would hook you up if your interested.

I'll put my hand (& grinder) up if you want a hand

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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby Lang Inder » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:48 am

i got the 140j fully sandblasted before i started pannel beating it and it tidied things us real fast, exposes hidden rust. Just sand the door skins, roof and rear gaurds back yourself with a pannel sander before you give it to them.
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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby Bartman » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:02 am

My old boy had his '68 Fury III convertable blasted. He must have spent 10 hours (Over three or more sessions) With a duster gun and a vaccuum cleaner trying to get the sand out of it. It just seeps out of the nooks and crannies forever.
Seeing what he went through, I'd never ever go there myself.
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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby nick_m » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:26 am

soda blasting wouldnt be any better it still gets in everywhere. The downside of soda blasting is they generally wash it off with water after blasting and because you have just blasted it you have got rid of most of your seam sealer so you open up the opportunity for water to get in the seams.
In a 1200 I wouldnt get the front foot wells sandblasted either. They are too flat and get a bit beat up.

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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby nick_m » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:27 am

also, just think of how much sand it would take to do that fury!! the thing is like 3 datsuns long

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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby Kitch » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:41 pm

I had my coupe fully sodium blasted; inside, outside, underneath, roof and all.
got no warpage or damage, and the boys blew all the soda out before epoxy priming it.

Showed the car in all its honesty, as blew out all the fill, paint, underseal, and loose rust etc

although it can be surprising how things are actually underneath years of "historical" repairs...

I have nothing negative to report, other than the cost (but that out weighs the elbow grease!)

Unsure what blasters in Chch are like, but the guys down here in Timaru do a good job.

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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby luke » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:57 pm

by the looks of it many able bodied people on here!! sand blasting maybe not so much now....... i wouldnt mind sanding/gentle grinding etc for many long hours if it saved me coin with the eventual same result. anybody keen to help just sing out with a BPH (beers per hour) estimate if agreable. and once the fridge is stocked.....out goes the calls to all, strip it back to bare, and the fridge too.
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Re: Stripping out coupe/Rust repairs/Welding

Postby DAT620 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:42 am

Id be keen to lend a hand (the one with the grinder in it), we just had a bunch of stuff at work dry-ice blasted leaves no mess other than paint flakes, looked like a pretty technical rig tho and they didnt have the technitian for the first few days and the ice kept freezing in the lines, did a good job tho.
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